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Is silver nitrate the ideal method for cervix cauterization?

Hi dr i want to ask if pap smear result atypical glandular cell if insignificant determined and cervix cauterized with silver nitrate befor result of silver nitrate how much this affect for further workup Is silver nitrate ideal method for cauterization Is silver nitrate dystroy deep cells
Tue, 9 Oct 2018
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Hi,

You may be suffering from cervical ectropion in this condition normal cervical glandular cells appear in squamous epithelium.

Application of Silver Nitrate is the type of cautery process.

After the procedure, your cervix will need time to heal. You’ll be advised to avoid intercourse and use of tampons for about four weeks. This will also help prevent infection.

It can cauterize top layers of cervix don't worry.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Penchila Prasad Kandikattu,
Internal Medicine Specialist
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Is silver nitrate the ideal method for cervix cauterization?

Hi, You may be suffering from cervical ectropion in this condition normal cervical glandular cells appear in squamous epithelium. Application of Silver Nitrate is the type of cautery process. After the procedure, your cervix will need time to heal. You’ll be advised to avoid intercourse and use of tampons for about four weeks. This will also help prevent infection. It can cauterize top layers of cervix don t worry. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Penchila Prasad Kandikattu, Internal Medicine Specialist